High-Stakes Deliberations: Jury Remains Divided in Controversial Bath Township Murder Trial

ST. JOHNS, Mich. – The murder trial of Thomas Olson continues as the jury remains undecided. Olson is facing charges for the 2018 killing of Chong Yang, a hunter from Bath Township.

After commencing their deliberations on Tuesday at noon, the jury has now taken a total of 12 hours to reach a verdict. The courtroom was filled with supporters from both sides, creating a charged atmosphere.

The defense began the day by seeking clarifications on certain points raised during the closing arguments of the previous day. Throughout the deliberations, the jury has posed numerous questions, including a request to review several past testimonies.

In an unexpected turn, it was revealed that the jury had been given evidence with notes that were not meant to be seen. Clinton County Judge Shannon Schlegel addressed the issue, instructing the jurors to disregard the notes as they hold no evidentiary value.

Although the contents of the notes remain unknown, it is important to note that the prosecution introduced the evidence found on the notes. The jury will resume deliberations at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.

As the trial unfolds, it is crucial to closely follow the proceedings for the latest updates.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more information.

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